April 2017

/Tag: April 2017

Canada and India can take Commonwealth lead

2018-08-01T12:16:17+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Commonwealth, COMMONWEALTH, December 2017, India & The World, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

François-Philippe Champagne is Canada’s Minister for International Trade with over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. ‘India Global Business’ caught up with the minister soon after the inaugural Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting in London recently to explore the potential of India-Canada ties within a broader multilateral context. What is the status of the Canada-India free trade agreement? The negotiation of the Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) began in November 2010. Nine rounds of negotiations have been held [...]

Time to stitch together a Commonwealth free trade bloc

2018-08-06T13:32:35+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Commonwealth, Year|

There are seemingly insurmountable hurdles in the path of reinventing the Commonwealth as a multilateral free trade bloc but the potential upsides could make it a proposal worth pursuing. There is a superstition in some parts of India which posits that inauspicious beginnings beget the best outcomes. If this proposition contains even a grain of empirical truth, then the proposal to reimagine the 52-nation Commonwealth as a 21st century trading bloc couldn’t have got off to a better start. In [...]

Innovation is in the Godrej DNA

2018-08-01T12:14:55+00:00April 11th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, December 2017, Emerging Markets, India & The World, INDIA-AFRICA, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

Vivek Gambhir is Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL), and the key architect of the firm’s 3x3 strategy to drive international expansion. He talks ‘India Global Business’ through the strategy and the consumer giant’s over-arching goals with a specific eye on emerging markets like Africa.  How would you describe GCPL's Africa strategy and how does it fit into the 3X3 plans? Over the past few years, we have been scaling up our international presence with acquisitions that fit well [...]

Scotland vies for Indian investments

2018-10-30T12:28:05+00:00April 10th, 2017|2017/2018, April 2017, Hotspot, HOTSPOT, Special Edition – May 2017, Year|

The northern part of the United Kingdom is making a strong case for Indian businesses to choose Scotland as a base for their UK expansion plans. Scotland’s people are famous for the warmth of their welcome. Home to just over five million people, it is estimated that for every person living in Scotland, another five people living across the world have Scottish ancestry. With such close and extensive connections to every corner of the world, it is no wonder that [...]